Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This Picture Has a Story

-Gage 4 months-
a dear friend of mine was visiting
for the 24th of July. she is a photographer
and was taking random pictures of our two
families interacting
and snapped this one of Gage and I.
I sometimes forget how tiny he really was. WOW

This Picture has a Story
Here are the rules:
*Open your first photo folder.
*Scroll down to the 10th picture. (if you dont have 10 in that one, then go to the next folder that does).
*Post that photo and the story behind that photo on your blog.
*Tag 5 friends to do the same.

I tag:

and anyone else who
wants to have a go at it!

Friday, October 9, 2009

my poor puppy

The kids dressed chewy in a stuffed animal jacket.
He didn't mind too much. But it was a little small
for him.


pumpkin picking

For family night we went looking for pumpkins
I handed Sydney the camera for some fun shots
of everyones pickings!

Austin picked 3 pumpkins before he found one
he actually kept.


Tanner's pumpkin upside down

Syd's cool pumpkin

cori really happy Syd took her picture

Gage was happy with the first pumpkin he picked


Then we went up somewhere to a lake (kim where'd we go?)
and walked around it. This was a really pretty place.
Very nice stroll around the lake.
Sydney looks thrilled doesn't she. Not sure
if its because I am taking her picture or
because I just made her walk so long.

This isn't a very good picture of the
family, I just like it because I caught
Austin in mid step
beautiful scenery

and some more
and even more

Salt Lake 1

I know-I am a bit behind, but better late than never
For Labor Day we went up to SLC to hang out with
Kim and Joe and Zachary.
We had fun! Our first stop was the Aerospace Museum
really cool place. I'd like to go back without kids to
take more time.

Cori's cool photo taking skills

Austin showing just how big the plane's are

Air force one

Overall this was a cool outing.


Since Gage started school he has made such
great strides! He is getting stronger and stronger.
He has won over all his teachers and they all
LOVE him. But are we really surprised? Everyone
who meets him knows he's a special kid.
and how could you not love him with a sweet
smile like this?

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Here's some shots of the boys (and the girls) being silly

and Jared's new tatoo. haha. Kathryn snapped this picture
while Gage was getting a hair cut, also right as a big chunk of
hair was falling. It could be a tatoo-not sure what of though
maybe his lucky number 7


We made it to Talen's fundraiser. I was sad we didn't actually see Talen but we did see the rest of his family. There was a ton of games, a bounce house and a golf ball drop. It was cool to see the helicopter so close.

This was purely by accident. but hilarious just the same

Logan trying to re-enact
Tanner's picture

in mid jump

Gage just having fun

Friday, August 7, 2009

Talen Vaughn

This little guy is a friend of ours! Please take a minute to check out his website here. and please post a blog, or facebook, twitter, text or email as many people as you can to check it out too. This is so important to me. I have a sweet boy with disabilities and if this was us, I would ask for all the help I could get. Please help!!


Thursday, July 30, 2009


We have been extremely blessed
with amazing therapists for more than
2 years now. They love Gage, and want
whats best for him. They give, give and give
some more. and always have great ideas.
Before we moved on from The Learning
Center and all our great friends there
Cathy our PT helped get the ball rolling
for a special walker. It came yesterday
after months of waiting.
Its awesome. Gage loves it and is motivated to
walk. YAY!

maybe we'll all have motivation to keep the
house clean so he can use it often

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We're Open

Air Care Professionals is now open for business
and this is our cool van. HUGE Thanks go out to our
awesome logo designer
Paul Johnson (contact him here)
for our Logo
and Rainbow Sign and Banner (check them out here)
for making it come alive on the van.
Jared and his cousin Shawn opened their own
heating and Air conditioning business. Its gonna be
awesome. He is a great worker and knows his stuff.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bristlecone Hike-new picture added

On Friday we went on a hike.
I enjoy the great outdoors to
an extent. But because I am not in
shape, this was too hard in some
places for me. It was beautiful,
but too long for some of us.
Most of my kids did great.
Austin had a break down about 1/4
of the way back down. Since Jared
was already carrying Gage in the back pack
Roger came and saved the day.
Esther and Roger helped so much carrying
kids that weren't their own. They were
Here is my studly husband!
and Gage in his cute hat.

Lehman Caves

Last week we went on a little camping trip
with Jared's mom, sisters, brother's, sister in law,
and brother in law, and nephews. It was super
fun, super dirty, and a great time to hang out with
the family.
We were camping in Great Basin National Park,
in the Upper Lehman camp ground.
on two different days we took a tour of
the Lehman Caves. The first day we
went on the 60 minute tour with all of us. 18 all
together. Afterward we all got ice cream at the little
cafe/gift shop.

There is no way to capture the awesome
way this cave looks, but here are a couple
pictures of what we saw.

When we took these pictures it was
on the 3rd day of camping and we took the 90
minute tour.

Here is some of the family waiting to get into
the cave.
This was the 2nd time going through the cave.
We couldn't take the
little boys, so we left them at camp with the rest of
the family.

Monday, June 8, 2009

a fun day at the park

I am so behind on blogging. I took a extra long break from the computer.
but I am back. I will be updating more. Promise!
We are starting our 3rd week of summer. We haven't done much.
so I am planning some fun to keep us from going crazy and getting bored.
this was our first real outting. we went to a new park that is pretty close to the
house. We had a fun time. and are probably going back tonight when it cools off.

funny face


Syd and Gage swinging

the two girls on the cool swing thing, and Cori
pulling Syd down

austin found out how to turn the water back on

the boys are blasting each other

chewy got a hair cut. they cut it way too short. luckily
it is growing back quickly. It actually looks cute in the picture,
but in real life he looks like the dog thing in the movie "the Neverending Story"

Monday, April 6, 2009


really lame Easter Egg Hunt that lasted all of 30 seconds.
was just that-lame. Except for two things.

winning a dragon kite

and a bike!!
which is super cool.